March 2022 archive

Blechynden Mews, W11

Blechynden Mews is a former side street in London W11.

Collins Yard, N1

Collins Yard is so-named as it ran alongside the Collins’ Music Hall giving access to the rear of the hall.

London Borough of Harrow

Street histories in this section are largely taken from the Conservation Area guides of the London Borough of Harrow. ABERCORN The Abercorn (formerly the Abercorn Arms) is also important for its history and associations. It was called the Royal Hotel after a meeting which took place there in 1814 between the Prince Regent, the King …

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Camberwell Public Baths

Camberwell Public Baths opened in 1892 and has been in continuous operation as community baths and more recently as a public leisure centre.

Hallam Street, W1W

Hallam Street was formerly named both Charlotte Street and Duke Street but renamed in 1905 after Henry Hallam, a noted historian and local resident.

Friday Hill, E4

Friday Hill derives its name from John Friday who held land here in the fifteenth century – prior to this, it was known as Jackatt Hill.

Renters Farm

Near to where Brent Cross Shopping Centre is today was a farm called Renter’s.

Bellenden Road, SE15

Bellenden Road was originally Victoria Road and was renamed Bellenden Road in 1873.

Drummond Street, NW1

Drummond Street is alternatively known as ’Banglatown’,

Gooshays Drive, RM3

Gooshays Drive was the first complete street on the Harold Hill Estate.